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About Linchi Kwok

Linchi Kwok (Lingzhi Guo) is an Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management at Syracuse University (SU) in Syracuse, New York, where he developed and teaches several hospitality and management courses, such as Managing Service Organizations in Social Media, Hospitality Human Resource Management, Hotel and Resort Operations, and Leadership and Career Management. In 2011, Linchi was named a Kauffman Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at SU to support the university’s initiatives in teaching and research excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation.
Linchi’s research interests include social media and its business applications, employee recruitment and selection, organizational behaviors, and hospitality management. His publications have appeared in the International Journal of Hospitality Management, Event Management, and Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism. In 2010, Linchi received grant funding to support his research on social media, including the Harrah Hospitality Research Center Grant Award Program 2010 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Since 2008, Linchi has presented 20+ authored/co-authored papers in a variety of peer-reviewed conferences in hospitality, information studies, and managerial psychology. He is on the editorial board HOSTEUR™, an official publication of the I-CHRIE (International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education), and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for over five hospitality/social science journals and conferences.
Linchi holds a Ph.D. degree in Hospitality Administration and a Master of Science degree in Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management from Texas Tech University. Linchi’s professional portfolio also includes several years of managerial and hands-on experience in the hospitality industry in the U.S. and mainland China.
In addition to his work as a professor and researcher, Linchi is a thought leader in the hospitality field, contributing to several professional blogs, including this blog, Social Media Strategies, BlogNotions and GraduatingSuccess. Linchi’s perspectives on social media have been quoted in The New York Times and Voyager’s World. Linchi is also an active member of the community and have conducted invited presentations on dinner etiquette and research methods.


Present A Kauffman Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Syracuse University
Present Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management, Syracuse University

Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Information

304 Lyman Hall
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: (315) 443-2162

Referred Journal Articles (7)

Contributions to Books (2)

Selected Conference Papers (4)